When would Land Acquisition Proceedings under the 1894 Act lapse under the 2013 Act? Allahabad HC answers

Meera Emmanuel January 27 2018

In a recent order, the High Court of Allahabad has reiterated that acquisition proceedings initiated under the 1894 Land Acquisition Act would lapse in terms of Section 24 (2) of the 2013 Land Acquisition Act, if it is found that the State has not taken steps to complete the acquisition proceedings, even though an award was passed five or more years prior to the enforcement of the 2013 Act.

In this context, completion of acquisition proceedings would refer to transfer of physical possession of the land in . . .

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